There are only three to five days of rain a year. Midsummer days can creep above 40°C. At night, temperatures can drop below 10°C in the winter months, so it’s good to bring a couple of jumpers if you are visiting between late November and April.
The range of goods in our supermarkets, fresh fruit & veg shops, pharmacies and watersports shops may surprise you and we can help you get most of what you may be looking for or might have forgotten. There’s no Marmite, brown sauce, pickle or pork products but the Brazilian beef fillet won’t disappoint! There are bottle shops in town. The local beer is good and the wine and vodka aren’t bad, but pop into the airport duty free for imported spirits or a special bottle of champagne to celebrate your arrival.
Pharmacies are well-stocked and are generally fairly priced and helpful. Most medications do not need a prescription.
Many restaurants don’t take cards, but there are plenty of ATMs that change foreign currency and banks (remember that Friday and Saturday is the Egyptian weekend). Keep cash and payment cards in your safe.
Dahab is exceptionally safe, with a very low crime rate, and the overwhelming majority of residents are completely honest. But, just as you would anywhere, be aware and keep your valuables locked in your apartment’s safe if you are going out.
In touristic areas of Dahab (such as Lighthouse) you don’t need to be concerned, but relatively modest dress is recommended when in town. Egyptians generally dress more modestly than people do in many parts of Europe.
This holiday is definitely one I won’t forget for a long time. Red C Villas are situated on the outskirts of Dahab and have stunning views over the Sinai mountains and the somewhat mysterious coastline of Saudi Arabia.Our apartment was spacious, luxuriously decorated and had the most comfortable mattress I have ever had the good fortune to sleep on. The complex itself was a peaceful oasis; the only noise being the call to prayer of a mosque further into town, cementing you further into the culture of the area.